First Committee's Report on the Mohegan Case

To the Honorable the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut now Sitting at New Haven                                                     

Your Honors’ committee appointed to enquire into the situation and circumstances of the case of the Mohegan Indians, lying by appeal of Mason in behalf of said Indians before the King’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council, and consider what is needful further to be done on the part of this colony or the persons possessing the lands claimed by the Indians for their defense and report our opinion thereon, beg leave humbly to report as follows, viz., that having viewed and considered the cause, its circumstances and situation, as far as our time and circumstances allows, are of  opinion that a special agent be appointed by this Assembly to repair to Great Britain and there assist Mr. Agent Jackson in preparing, soliciting and managing said case.  And that it is expedient that this Assembly appoint a committee to assist such special agent before his departure from hence in providing all proper materials for the

thorough discussion of the said case.

Per order,

Jonathan Trumbull

New Haven, October 7, 1766

            Notation:                      First report / Indians

Legislative Action:        In the Upper House, the foregoing report of the committee is accepted and approved.  Test, George Wyllys, Secretary.  In the Lower House, the foregoing report is also accepted and approved.  Test, William Williams, Clerk

First committees report on Mohegan case / October 1766 / Passed Upper House / October 20 p.m. / Passed Lower House / Bill / Passed Lower House / Passed Upper House / October 23 a.m. / Entered

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